Châteauneuf-Du-Pape

    What I Have Been Drinking–In Europe

    … Points. Wine of the Week(s): Is there any doubt? The Chinon was great, the white Châteauneuf-du-Pape was ethereal, but the top of the line cuvée from one of my favorite champagne producers with over a decade of age on it? It was the winner at the “pop” of the cork. Yes, the 2000 Mailly Grand Cru Les Echansons Champagne is the wine of the week…

    3 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

    Pégaü-boo, I see you!

    … did. Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 2011 Infanticide. But what I liked about it is that it almost smells of Musar. It doesn't have Musar's volatility nor do I have to look at my soles to see if I've stepped in something canine though there is a slight stink to it, but otherwise the aromas of ripe but savoury, sunny fruit are similar…

    1 readers - By Repository of Useless Information

    Betz Family Winery looks to raise the bar

    … 2012 $45 (Excellent/Exceptional) Dark in color. Pops aromatically with plum, white pepper, garrigue, a light meatiness, and dark raspberries on a profile that at first blush you might almost mistake for a wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It’s a rich, mouthful of a wine with great depth of fruit flavors and a textured feel. 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault…

    1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

    Wine of the Week 16 – a great Faugères

    … and it will still be cheaper than wines of equivalent quality from other regions of France. My Wine of the Week is a glorious red wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region and more specifically the Faugères appellation. This was part of the Coteaux du Languedoc – now just AC Languedoc – appellation until 1982 when the separate Faugères AC…

    7 readers - By Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Wine Reviews: Rhone Grab Bag

    … and honeycomb. Some mineral and floral potpourri notes as well. I’m interested in cellaring this for three or four years, maybe more. (90 points IJB) Review: 2013 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape SRP: $30 Bright lemon colored. Vibrant and floral on the nose with papaya…

    7 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Pick My Next Bottle – 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    … fruits. This striking 2001 needs 1-3 years of cellaring. It will drink well for 12-15 years. 93 points from the Wine Advocate. 2001 Domaine du Pegau Cuvée Réservée – The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is a prodigious effort. The dark plum/ruby/garnet color is followed by a spectacular smorgasbord of aromas, including roasted meats, lavender…

    11 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles